February 12, 2020
Dear RAMP Members and Friends,
Four years ago, in April of 2016, RAMP held its first meeting to ask if there were members of the community who wanted to do something to help refugee families from the Middle East. These families were being uprooted from their homes, due to the devastating wars raging in Syria and Afghanistan.
The response was amazing. Over the following months numerous people in the community came forward to take part in this effort.These folks provided many hours of their time and talents to help. The generosity of so many donors was outstanding.
RAMP was able to assist these families in finding decent housing, providing financial assistance, connecting them with good health services, helping in locating needed social services and giving them assistance in finding employment.
The mission of RAMP, and one measure of its success, is to assist our families to transition to productive lives of dignity and hope. Its goal is that all our families become independent, on their own, and no longer in need of RAMP’s assistance.
As reported above, our first two families are now independent and on their own. RAMP's third and fourth families to arrive are well on their way to being so.
The fact that the families are on their own does not mean that we will no longer be involved with them. Not at all. The friendships that have been forged during these years will hopefully continue for years to come,
None of this could ever have happened were it not for you.
Thank you for all that you have done.